Thursday, March 29, 2012

At the Movies - Goodwill Upcycle with Lori

I'm a regular shopper at Goodwill, and I always have to cruise through the aisles of home decor and storage.  I fell in love with this tin immediately, because it's larger around and shorter than the round tins I usually see, and because of its finish (a slightly pinkish gold color with a rough feel).  I've been looking for the perfect tin for a project I've had in mind for a while and this was it.

Here's what I pulled out to work with at home:

I had my bargain tin, my At The Movies stamp set, Copic markers, and Faux Metal Peel & Stick (Duck brand).  I had all the makings of a perfect movie night gift.

First, I used my Make The Cut software (and my electronic cutter that shall not be named) to cut a movie reel image slightly smaller than the size of my tin.  (You can also trace an image on the back of the Peel & Stick and cut by hand.)  After weeding out the leftover Peel & Stick, I used Copic markers in C3, C5, and E37 to make it look duller & older.  I colored all over with C3, then I added random spots of C5 near the edges, and some small areas of E37 to look like the beginnings of rust.  When I finished, I stuck my movie reel cut to the lid of my tin.

Next, I pulled out the At The Movies stamps and some black Staz On ink.  I stamped the film strip leader onto a report cover (a transparency would work too).  I carefully used my Copic E37 marker to add brown spots to the "film strip" to make it look aged.  Remember that Staz on is also alcohol based, so things will start bleeding and blending if you let the marker ink touch the stamped image.  A little is OK in this case, but not something you normally want.  Using Memento black ink, I stamped the movie listing and a couple of tickets on cardstock and sponged on some brown ink for an aged look.  I tore out the movie listing and cut out the tickets, added some folds, and used more ink direct to paper.  I adhered everything to the tin lid using Scor Tape and Kool Tak clear foam squares.

Lastly, I made a popcorn wrap using the popcorn stamp, Memento ink, and a Copic marker in Y11 on the X-Press blending card.  I stamped the image a second time in red and cut out the "pop corn" center and adhered it.  I layered it on black CS some old Graphic 45 paper I had from the Playtimes Past line, and adhered the ends with Scor Tape.  This will make a great gift by adding a classic movie and some more snacks.  I think I'm saving mine for a Father's Day gift!

Items available at Cutters Creek:
  • pattern paper of your choice
  • brown ink of your choice, for distressing
  • round tin
  • Faux Metal Peel & Stick  (I think I found it at Lowe's near the Contact Paper)
  • plastic report cover or transparency


  1. Oh I Love it! What a great gift this will be for anyone who loves to go to the movies! *Hugs*


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